An Evening of Communal Singing
With Vocal Activist Melanie DeMore
Thursday, August 3, 7-9 pm
First Unitarian Sanctuary
Singer-songwriter Melanie DeMore weaves the fibers of African American folk music with soulful ballads, spirituals and her own original music. She has toured extensively, singing at festivals, universities, in coffee houses and concert halls.
DeMore traces her interest in music to her parents who started one of the first Black theater groups in Alaska in the early 1960s. She majored in music at Incarnate Word University in San Antonio, Texas, and later worked as a studio musician, was a member of a melodrama company, sang in an all women’s black a cappella group Scintilla, sang for commercials and wrote music for the theater.
DeMore describes her music as “in the African-American folk tradition of Odetta,” to whom she has often been compared, noting, “I have a very, very, very low voice.” She has shared the stage with numerous artists including Buffy Saint Marie, John Prine, Josh White, Jr., Laura Nyro, Sweet Honey in the Rock and Pete Seeger.
Sliding scale admission $10-30 Please select an amount that best fits your budget while supporting Melanie’s heartfelt and important work. You can also purchase tickets at the door, for any amount between $10-30 (or more, if the spirit moves). More about Melanie DeMore at http://www.melaniedemore.com.
For more information about this event, call Susan Peck 541-207-2889.